As a player you might, at times, think about ways you can improve your contribution to your team. Alternatively you might be looking for a way to differentiate yourself from other players, developing a skill that sets you apart and increases your value to the team. A good option is to consider becoming awesome at the pull.Read More »Pulling Power
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This is an instructional video showing the footwork and approach elements which are crucial in becoming a better puller. In this video I discuss my approach to the throw and where I’ve gained my inspiration from.
This is an instructional video showing the different angles/edges you can throw on a pull and when it’s appropriate to use either one. I also talk about the position of the shoulders and arms to get the most power out… Read More »Mechanics of Pulling – Angle of the Disc and Throwing with Edges
This is an instructional video showing some sample pulls. It was tough to film the entire pull so what I do is just show me throwing and then let you know the result of the pull. I also offer up… Read More »Mechanics of Pulling – Sample Pulls and Final Thoughts
Why is pulling so important?
You want your team to start on D in the best possible position. This happens when the best puller on the team (NOTE: not the best thrower) pulls. Every pull is huge no matter if it’s to start the game or if you’re pulling on universe point (game tied – next point wins). A bad pull will give the other team an advantage before they even catch the disc so you want to have the best pull every time.
Space Disc fundamentally removes the riskiest element of ultimate. This article was written by Pepper Williams, the inventor of Space Disc. Here in Portland, Oregon, we have a thriving masters/grandmasters/great-grandmasters ultimate community. We’ve had a pickup game literally every Sunday… Read More »Space Disc – Physically Distanced Ultimate
A good pull is like having an 8th defender on the field. The goal is to get the disc as far down the field with as much hang time as possible, to give the pulling team time to run down the field, and get the receiving time starting off as far away from their end-zone as possible.Read More »A Good Pull is Like Having an 8th Defender
I retired from playing and competing in all disc sports exactly thirty years ago. Playing since the 1960s, injuries and my age over a twenty-year career said it was time to move on. Changing all the activities in my life, I lost all contact with Frisbee players and disc sports.Read More »The Art and Psychology of the Ultimate Pull
I’ve been writing and talking about ways to improve your pull for more than 5 years. In this video, I reference some of the content I’ve already published but I bring forward my most current knowledge on throwing and pulling in order to help you improve your pull.Read More »How to Improve Your Pull
For me, I approach throwing practice for ultimate much like practicing hitting balls/putting for golf. You want to focus on repetition, different throws (forehand, backhand, hammer, scoober, etc), different lengths (short, medium, long, hucks and pulls) and different situations (like… Read More »Throwing Drills To Do On Your Own
I’d like to thank you for your support in 2012. I was busy between ultimaterob.com, competing in frisbee competitions and running throwing clinics. Ultimaterob.com 2012 Highlights 2012 was the best year so far for ultimaterob.com. The top 10 visited posts… Read More »2012 Year in Review
At the 2008 Canadian Ultimate Championships, my men’s team from Calgary, Invictus, was playing the men’s team from Montreal, Mephisto, in the semi finals. A good friend of mine, Elliot Negelev was watching our game and after one of my pulls, he came over to me and gave me some advice.Read More »Pull Diagonally and Have Better Pulls
Giving quality feedback in ultimate can be challenging. Here is a list of skills that can help selectors, coaches and team leaders give more meaningful feedback to players other than “work on your marking”. Each dotpoint has some specific examples… Read More »Specific Feedback for Your D Game
Prior to 1968 there was no cohesive unified “Frisbee’ culture, and really no discs sports per se. Regionally isolated pockets of Frisbee activity existed all over the country ranging from casual tossing and catching to relatively organized and structured games… Read More »The Evolution of Disc Sports